My Hypothesis — Shazammm

  • Theater programs in secondary schools
  • Theater programs and the mental health of secondary education students
  • The health benefits of middle school/high school students performing in plays/musicals
  • Teenagers participating in theater-related activities will boost their creativity, academic performance, and overall confidence
  • Popularizing theater within school and encouraging teenagers to participate in plays, musicals, etc. would draw them to the stage
  • Taking away theater programs within secondary schools would prevent theater kids/teens from expressing themselves and pursuing their passion. In other words, this would not be satisfying the “full child’s” needs.

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1 Response to My Hypothesis — Shazammm

  1. davidbdale says:

    As an avid fan of live theater, I’m of course completely sympathetic with your position here, Shazammm, but, too bad for you, that means I’m going to take a much more active interest in your quality research and thinking. I hope I won’t interfere TOO much, but be on the lookout for my overreach.

    How far do you want to go with this? Does every high school have to have a functioning theater department, make costumes, construct sets, produce live shows? Offer courses in playwriting? Would it be enough for students who showed interest, talent, or propensity to spend their first year or two in a GenPop high school and then finish in an Arts High School?

    What sacrifices are you willing to make if the school budgets simply can’t afford every sort of enrichment course you think will nurture The Whole Child?

    I’m not disputing you, just challenging your first draft. Is there anything I can do that feels more like help and less like interference?


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